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is therefore further weighed. His vain attempt to
itself argued, by considering the injury done to
prove what he designs. His second proposition
the divine, with what we may suppose done to a
considered. His definition of a substance defec-
human, government; where repentance not con-
tive. Proves not his purpose. His third, fourth,
stantly thought a sufficient recompense; other-
and fifth proposition. His eighth scholia. The
wise, a penitent delinquent was never to be pu-
manuductio ad pantosophiam.
59 nished. “Difference between God's pardon and
Chap. II. Animadversions from a French writer,
man's in most usual cases. Recompense for
nameless. His pretence to confute Spinosa.
wrong done to government, quite another thing
The opinion of the world's being made of in-
from what answers the appetite of private re-
dependent self-existing matter; chosen by him
venge. Expressions that seem to import it in
and asserted against two other opinions. That
God, how to be understood. Shown ihat they
of matier's being created out of nothing rejected,
import no more than a constant will so far to
and falsely charged with novelty. Moses, and
punish offences, as is necessary for the asserting
the author to the Hebrews misalleged, vindicat-
and preserving the rights and dignity of his go-
ed. Self-originate, independent matter disproved:
vernment. So much most agreeable, and neces-
asserted by this author with evident seli-contra-
sarily belonging to the perfection of the divine
diction; and without necessity.
nature. And if the justice of a human govern-
ment requires it, of the divine much more. .
Chap. III. The reason of what next follows. Di-
rections to readers not wont to inquire into the
CHAP. VII. The notion of justice in the divine
grounds of their religion. A summary and
government, and in a human, not altogether the
plainer proposal unto such, of what hath been
same. A thing said to be just, in a negative and a
said in the former Part, concerning God's exist-
positive sense. The question discussed. Whether
ence and conversableness with men. The reason-
God's will to punish sin were, antecedently to
ableness (so much being already evinced) of
bis legal constitution to that purpose, just, not
alleging, and relying upon the testimony of the
only in the former sense, but in the latier also ?
Holy Scriptures. The expressness of that testi-
Volenti non fit injuria, as to man neevis limita-
mony concerning the unity of the Godhead, the
tion. Holy Scripture speaks of God's punishing
trinity therein. The absolute perfection of the
sin, not merely as a concomitant of justice, but
divine nature. The infiniteness of God's knɔw-
an effect. His will to punish it must proceed
ledge, power, goodness, and presence. His pro-
froin justice; not, primarily, according to the
pensions towards men, and apiness (supposing
common notion of justice, as it respects the
there were no obstruction) to human converse.
rights of another; therefore another notion of
Matters of doubt herein resolved.
67 it (as to him) to be sought. God's rights so una-
lienable, that he cannot quit them to his own
CHAP. IV. That there is an obstruction to this
wrong as man can. Secondarily, according to
intercourse. The method of the following dis-
the other notion, his right to punish depends not
Man's apostacy from Gud, and the
on his legal constitution, but that on it. That he
vitiated state of his nature; not only represented
cannot altogether quit it, no detraction from
in the sacred writings, bui also acknowledged
him. Justice, in a larger notion, doth further
and lamented by pagans :-very mistakenly, in
oblige to insist upon recompense; viz. universal
some respects; wherein perhaps some of them
justice, as especially it comprehends his holiness,
not justly understood. This not the primitive
his wisdom. The fitness of God's methods here-
state of man; therefore not to be imputed to
in not to be only contemplated by men, but an-
the Author of nature. The temple of God
gels. In what sense punishments to be reckoned
hereby became unfit for the divine presence.
debts. This matter summed up.
Unsuitable. Disaffected. Hereupon forsaken,
and most justly.
71 Chap. VIII. The first head thus far insisted on,
that a sufficient recompense was necessary : the
CHAP.V. The restitution of this temple undertaken
second succeeds, that no less w is sufficient than
by the Emmanuel : First, more darkly prefigured;
that made by Emmanuel. Dishonour to have
afterward, more clearly manifested. This con-
insisted on less. What the divine estimate in
stitution of Emmanuel sufficient. Necessary for
this matter was, his own word shows. His love
this purpose. That he was himself to be the plat-
to offenders otherwise under restraint. Pro-
form, the foundation, and the founder of it.
posed to consideration, 1. How great things
The original temple. And was, in order hereto,
were to be remitted, the sins of all times, and
also a sacrifice; to procure that God might
ages. Not from insufficiency unapplicable to
honourably, and without wrong to his governing
all sinners. Remission to be granted, by a uni-
justice, return, and have his abode with men.
versal law. 2. How great to be vouchsafed.
And that they might become prepared to receive
Which follows. .
bis returning presence. For which purpose he
hath in him the power of giving the Holy Spirit, CHAP. IX. Concerning the gift or communication
on the account of this sacrifice. That when God
of the Spirit. The Gospel the means of it. The
is, for the sake of it, willing; we might no
inseparable connexion hereof with the former, the
longer remain unwilling. That unwillingness
imparting of righteousness, for removing the guilt
to he overcome by the power and spirit of
of sin. In what sense the Holy Spirit of God is
Emmanuel; as hereafter to be more fully shown.
said to be given, or communicated. What per-
But working (suitably to an intelligent subject)
sonal union signifies. How personal presence,
in a rational way. To which a great accom-
vital union, communicated influences, concern
modateness, in the constitution of Emmanuel.
the inquiry. In what respect the necessity assert-
As demonstrating divine love, and holiness. In
ed of this communication. Since such fulness of
its loveliness. Possibility of being attained.
Spirit in Emmanuel, purposely for communica-
tion; how comes it to pass he, thereby, raises no
CHAP. VI. T'he necessity of this constitution of
more such temples; the necessity of this com-
Emmanuel to the erecting God's temple in the
munication, for this purpose, represented two
world. The discoursing of this matter, proper
ways: by showing, !. Thm .he i toly Scripture
on this occasion. As to God's part herein, first,
teaches that God doth give his Spirit, though
proposed to show, both that a recompense was
under distinct notions, only through Christ. 2.
necessary to be made, and that it could be made
That it was most reasonable, and therefore ne-
no other way. Towards the evincing the former,
cessary it should be so. The doctrine of Scrip-
sundry things gradually laid down. The point
ture herein proposed under six heads. .
CHAP. X. The first of the mentioned six heads insist | the Vanity of this Mortal Life. In Two Treatises,
ed on-That the spirit is given both as a Builder, on Psalm xvii. 15. As for me, I will behold thy face
and as an Inhabitant of this temple. Scripture in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake,
testimony concerning the former of those, and the with thy likeness : and Psalm lxxxix. 47. Remember
latter. And for the sake of his death and suffer how short my time is: wherefore hust thou made all
ings Anciently, the blessing of Abraham, and men in vain 2
his seed from age to age, upon this account.
More copiously and to other nations, when the
Chap. I. A proemial discourse. A reflection upon
fulness of time was come. Christ's death hath
some foregoing verses of the psalm, by way of
influence for these two purposes with much dif-
introduction to the text. A consideration of its
ference, to be afterwards explained. Colossians
somewhat various readings, and of its literal im-
i 19, 20, 21. largely opened. A digression re-
portance. A discussion of its real importance so
lating thereto. The principal import of that text,
far as is necessary to the settling the subject of
to show the dependence Christ's whole work of
the present discourse.
reconciliation, both of God to us, and of us to CHAP. II. A summary proposal of the doctrine
God, had upon his sacrifice on the cross. The
contained in this scripture. A distribution of it
latter whereof is effected by his Spirit, obtained
into three distinct heads of discourse; viz. 1. The
by that sacrifice. Other texts to the same pur-
qualified subject. 2. The nature. 3. The season
pose. Further noted, that the Spirit is expressly
of the blessedness here spoken of. The first of
said to be given by Christ, or in his name, &c.
these taken into consideration, where the qualifi-
Given for building or preparing a temple, by a
cation, righteousness, is treated of. About which
less certain, known rule.
101 is shown, 1. What it is. 2. How it qualifies. · 194
Ceap. XI. The sixth head proposed before, now Chap. III. The nature of this blessedness pro-
insisted on. That for the purpose of inhabiting
pounded unto consideration, in the three ingre-
this temple, already formed, the Spirit is given by
dients (here mentioned) whereof it consists. 1.
the Eminanuel, as a trustee. The Oeconomus,
Vision of God's face. 2. Assimilation to him,
or chief Sleward of God's household. And by a
3. The satisfaction resulting thence. These pro-
certain, known rule. Giving them, that are to
pounded to be considered, 1. Absolutely and
partake therein, the ground of a rightful claim
singly, each by itself. 2. Relatively, in their
unto this great and most comprehensive gift.
muual respects to each other. The first of these,
Whereupon to be considered," The dueness,
Vision of God's face, discoursed of. 1. The ob-
amplitude, or comprehensiveness thereof. (1.)
ject. 2. The act.
The dueness of it. 1. By promise. 2. By this
promise, its having the form of a covenant, resti-
Chap. IV. The second ingredient into this bless.
pulated on their part. 3. From their state of
edness considered, Assimilation to God, or his
sonship, as regenerate. Adopted. 4. From their
glory imprest. Wherein it consists, discovered
being io receive it by faith. (2.) Its ample ex-
in sundry propositions. The third ingredient,
tent, measured by the covenant, considered partly
The satisfaction and pleasure which results, sta-
in actu signato. In actu exercito. Infers recon-
ted and opened.
ciliation, relation. The summary of the covenant Chap. V. The relative consideration of these three
refers to it. The conclusion.
ingredients of the saints' blessedness; where it
The Reconcileableness of God's Prescience of the is propounded to show particularly, 1. What
Sins of Men, with the Wisdom and Sincerity of his
relation vision hath to assimilation. 2. What
Counsels, Exhortations, and whatsoever Means he
both these have to satisfaction. The relation be-
oses to prevent them. In a Letter to the Hon. Robert
tween the two former, inquired into. An entrance
Boyle, Esq. To which is added a Postscript in De-
upon the much larger discourse, what relation
fence of the said Letter. ....
and influence the two foriner have towards the
third. What vision of God's face or glory con-
Man's Creation in a holy but mutable State. Eccl.
tributes towards satisfaction, estimated from the
vii. 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath
consideration, 1. Of the object of the glory to be
made man upright ; but they have sought out many
beheld; as 'tis divine, entire, permanent, appro-
A Calm and Sober Inquiry concerning the Possi CHAP. VI. What the vision of God's face contri-
bility of a Trinity in the Godhead, in a Letter to a
butes to the soul's satisfaction, estimated from
Person of worth ; occasioned by the lately published
the consideration of the act of vision itself.
Considerations on the Explications on the Doctrine Wherein this pleasure surpasses that of sel.se. A
of the Trinity, by Dr. Wallis, Dr. Sherlock, Dr.
comparison pursued more at large, between this
s-ch, Dr. Cudworth, &c. Together with certain
intuition and discourse, between it and faith.
Letters, formerly written to the Reverend Dr. Wal-
This intuition more absolutely considered : Its
his on the same subject.
characters, and what they contribute to the satis-
A Letter to a Friend concerning a Postscript to
faction of the blessed soul: That it is, viz. effica-
the Defence of Dr. Sherlock's Notion of the Trinity
cious, comprehensive, fixed, appropriate. .. 208
in Unity, relating to the Calm and Sober Inquiry Chap. VII. Wherein assimilation (the likeness or
upon the same subject. .
glory of God impressed) contributes anto sctis-
A View of that part of the late Considerations ad-
faction : where is particularly propounded to be
y dressed to H. H. about the Trinity, which
shown, What pleasure it involves, what it dis-
the Sober Inquiry on that subject. In a Letter to the
poses to : What it involves in the esse of it, what
in the cognosci. 1. The pleasure of being like
God discovered. 2. Showing concerning the
A Letter written out of the Country to a Person of image of God (generally considered) thai it is
quality in the City, who took offence at the late Ser-
the soul's health and soundness restored ; that
mon of Dr. Stillingfleet, (Dean of St. Paul's,) before
it is a vital, an intimale, a connatural, a perfect
the Lord Mayor...
Some Consideration of a Preface to an Inquiry Chap. VIII. The satisfaction carried in the glory
concerning the occasional Conformity of Dissenters. 180 of God impressed, further shown by instances.
The BLESSEDNESS OF THE RIGHTEOUS Opened, and
Certain particulars of this: impression instanced
in a dependent frame of spirit, subjection or self-
further recommended from the Consideration of devoting, love, purity, liberty, tranquillity. 214
CHAP. IX. The pleasure arising from knowing or sedness of spirit (as shall be found in any mea-
considering ourselves to be like God: from con-
sure already attained) towards this blessedness.
sidering it, 1. Absolutely, 2. Comparatively, or
That 'tis blessedness begun which disposes to the
respectively: To the former state of the soul,
consummate state of it. That we are therefore
To the state of lost souls, To its pattern, To the
to endeavour the daily increase of our prósent
way of accomplishment, To the soul's own ex-
knowledge of God, conformity to him, and the
pectations, To what it secures. The pleasure
satisfiedncss of our spirits therein.
whereto it disposes, of union, communion. A
comparison of this righteousness, with this bless-
CHAP. XIX. Rule 5. Directing to raise our de-
sires above the actual or possible attainments of
this our present, and terminale them upon the fu-
Chap. X. The season of this satisfaction, which
ture consummate state of blessedness. The rule
is two-fold; at death, and at the resurrection.
explained and pressed by sundry considerations.
The former spoken to; wherein is shown, That
Rule 6. That we add to a desirous pursuit, a
this life is to the soul (even of a saint) but as a
joyful expectation of this blessedness, which is
sleep: That at death it awakes. As to the latter;
pursued in certain subordinate directions. . 257
That there is a considerable accession to its hap-
CHAP. XX. The addition of two rules, that more
piness at the resurrection.
specially respect the yet future season of this
Chap. XI. An introduction to the use of the doc-
blessedness, after this life; viz. Rule 7. That we
trine hitherto proposed. The use divided into
patiently wait for it until death. Rule 8. That
Inferences of truth, Rules of duty. 1. Infe-
we love not too much this present life. . 262
rence, That blessedness consists not in any sen-
The Vanity of this mortal life: or, of Man, con-
sual enjoyment. 2. Inference, The spirit of man
(since 'tis capable of so high a blessedness) is a
sidered in his present Mortal State.-Psalm lxxxix.
47, 48. Remember how short my time is : wherefore
being of high excellency.
hast thou made all men in vain. What man is he that
Chap. XII. Inference 3. That a change of heart liveth, and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his
is necessary to this blessedness. The pretences soul from the hand of the grave ? Selah.
of ungodly men, whereby they would avoid the
necessity of this change. Five considerations
A Discourse relating to the expectation of future
Blessedness.—Hebrews x. 36. For ye have weed of
proposed in order to the detecting the vanity of
patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye
such pretences. A particular discussion and re-
futation of those pretences.
might receive the promise.
An Apperdix, containing some memorial of Dr.
CHAP. XIII. Fourth Inference. That the soul in
which such a change is wrought, restlessly pur-
Henry Sampson, a late noted Physician in the
City of London.
sues this blessedness till it be attained. Fifth
Inference. That the knowing of God, and con- The worthy Dr. Grew's Account of this his excel-
formity to him, are satisfying things, and do now
in a degree satisfy, according to the measure
A Discourse concerning the Redeemer's Dominion
wherein they are attained. Sixth Inference, That
over the Invisible World, and the entrance thereinto
the love of God towards his people is great, that
by death. Some part whereof was preached on
hath designed for them so great, and even a satis-
occasion of the Death of John Hoghton, Esq. eldest
son of Sir Charles Hoghton, of Hoghton-Tower, in
CHAP. XIV. 7. Inference. That since this bless- the County of Lancaster, Baronet.- Rev. i. 18. And
edness is limited to a qualified subject, “I in have the keys of hell (hades or the unseen world) and
righteousness," the unrighteous are necessarily
left excluded. 8. Inference. That righteousness Or Thoughtfulness for the Morrow—Matt. vi. 34.
is no vain thing, inasmuch as it hath so happy
Take therefore no thought for the morrow : for the
an issue, and ends so well.
morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
Chap. XV. Two other inferences, from the con- Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.
sideration of the season of this blessedness: The
An Appendix to the foregoing Discourse, concern-
former, that inasinuch as this blessedness is not
ing the immoderate desire of knowing Things to
attained in this life, the present happiness of
saints must in a great part consist in hope. The
latter, that great is the wisdom and sagacity of A Treatise of Delighting in God.—Psalm xxxvii.
the righteous man, which waves a present tempo- 4. Delight thyself also in the Lord. and he shall give
rary happiness, and chooses that which is distant thee the desires of thine heart. In Two Parts. . 349
Part I. Showing the Import of this Precept. 351
Chap. XVI. The second general head of the im-
Part II. Concerning the Practice of Delight in
provement or use of the doctrine propounded
God. . . .
from the text, containing certain rules or prescrip-
tions of duty connatural thereto. 1. That we Self-dedication discoursed in the Anniversary
setile in our minds the true notion of this blessed- Thanksgiving of a Person of honour for a great Deli-
ness. 2. That we compare the temper of our verance. Rom. xii. 1.-1 beseech you, therefore, breth-
own spirits with it, and labour thence to discern ren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a
whether we may lay claim to it or no, .. 240 living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is
your reasonable service.
Chap. XVII. Rule 3. Directing such as upon in-
quiry find, or see cause to suspect, a total aver-
sation in themselves to this blessedness, to be on those words, Rom. vi. 13. Yield yourselves to
speedy and restless in their endeavours to have God..
the temper of their spirits altered and made suit-
The Redeemer's Tears wept over Lost Souls. A
able to it. Doubts and objections concerning
Treatise on Luke xix. 41, 42. And when he was
the use of such endeavours, in such a case, an-
come near, he beheld the city and wept over it, saying, If
swered. Some considerations to enforce this di-
thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day,
rection propounded and pressed.
the things which belong unto thr, peace ! but now they
Chap. XVIII. Rule 4. Directing to the endea- are hid from thine eyes. With an Appendix, wherein
vour of a gradual improvement in such a dispo- somewhat is occasionally discoursed, concerning the
Two Sermons preached at: Thurlow, in Suffolk, X
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, and how God is
said to will the Salvation of them that perish. . . . 432
The Camality of Religious Contention, in Two .
Sermons, preached at the Merchants' Lecture, in
Broad Street.-Gal. v. 16. This I say then, Walk in
the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. . 457
A Sermon concerning Union among Protestants :
a Discourse answering the following Question,
"Wha: may most hopefuliy be attempted to allay
anim.csities among Protestants that our
not be our Ruin ?"-Col. ii. 2. That their hearts might
be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all
riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the ac-
knocledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father,
end of Christ.
or Charity in reference to other Men's Sinj.-
1 Cor. xin. 6. Rejoiceth not in iniquity. .
The right Use of that argument in Prayer, from the
Name of God; on behalf of a People that profess it.
-Jer. xiv, 21. Do not abhor us for thy name's sake.
The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit, in every
age, with reference to Particular Persons: consider-
ed in several Sermons, on John iii. 6. That which is
born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the
Spirit is spirit ; and Gal. v. 25. If we live in the Spi-
rit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
The Prosperous State of the Christian Interest be-
fore the End of Time, by a plentiful efusion of the
Holy Spirit, considered in Fifteen Sermons, on Ezek.
uxix. 29. Neither will I hide my face any more from
hea: for I have poured out my Spirit upon the house
vf Israel, saith the Lord God. :
The Obligations from Nature and Revelation to
Family Religion and Worship, represented and
pressed in Six Sermons; from Josh. xxiv. 15. But
* for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. .. 608
The Vanity of a Formal Profession of Religion,
considered in Eight Sermons, on Titus i. 16. They
profess that they know God; but in his works they deny
kim, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every
good work reprobate.
The Love of God and our Brother, considered in
Seventeen Sermons, on 1 John iv. 20. He that loveth
tot his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love
God whom he hath not seen ? Preached at a weekly
morning Lecture at Cordwainer's Hall, in the year
Serm. VII. The Parable of the Unjust Judge.-
Luke xviii. 1-8. And he spake a parable unto
them to this end, that men ought always to pray,
and not to faint; saying, There was in a city a
judge, which feared not God, neither regarded
man: and there was a widow in that city; and she
came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adver-
sary. And he would not for a while ; but afterward
he said within himself, Though I fear not God,
nor regard man ; yet because this widow troubleth
me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming
she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the
unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his
own elect, which cry day and night unto him,
though he bear long with them? I tell you that
he will avenge them specdily. Nevertheless when
the Son of man comelh, shall he find faith on the
SERM. VIII. The Influence of Hope.-Rom. v. 5.
Hope maketh not ashamed.
Serm. IX. Christians exhorted not to sleep, as do
others.—1 Thes. v. 6. Therefore let us nol sleep,
as do others.
Serm. X. Jerusalem rebuilt in troublous times.-
Dan, ix. 25. The street shall be built again, and
the wall, even in troublous times.
SERM. XI. David's prayer, that the way of God may
be known upon Earth.-Psalm lxvii. 2, 3. That
thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health
among all nations. Let the people praise thee, o
God, let all the people praise thee. .
Serm. XII. The Sin and Danger of forsaking the
Lord.—Josh. xxiv. 20. If ye forsake the Lord,
and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do
you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done
SERM. XIII. The Wicked turned into Hell.-Psalm
ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and
all the nations that forget God.. .
I. On the Gospel recommending itself to every
Man's Conscience. Seven Sermons from 2 Cor.
iv. 2. But "ave renounced the hidden things of
dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling
the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation
of the truih commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God.
II. They to whom the Gospel is hid, are lost souls.
Six Serinons, from 2 Cor. iv. 3. But if our Gos-
pel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.
III. On Hope. Fourteen Sermons, from Rom. viii.
24. For we are saved by hope ; but hope that is
seen is not hope : for whut a man seeth, why doth he
yet hope for ?
IV. Friendship with God. Ten Sermons, from
James ii. 23. And the scripture was fulfilled
which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was im-
puted unto him for righteousness : and he was call-
ed the friend of God.
V. On Regeneration. Thirteen Sermons, from 1
John v. 1. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the
Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth
him that begat, loveth him also that is begollen of
A Sermon directing what we are to do, after a strict
Inquiry, whether or no we truly love God.—John v.
42. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God
THIRTEEN SERMONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.
Sexy. I. Times and Seasons reserved in the Fa-
ther's own power.-Acts i. 7. And he said unto
then, it is not for you to know the times or the sea-
soas, which the Father hath put in his own power. 701
SERM. II. Believers troubled, yet not distressed.
-2 Cor. iv. 8 We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed.
SERM. III. Wherein afflictions are to be accounted
joyful.-James i. 2. Mybrethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations.
Serm. IV. The Improvement of Amictions desi-
red.-1 Peter v. 10. But the God of ull grace,
who hath called us into his eternal glory by Christ
Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you
perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
SERM. V. The Sin and Consequence of vexing the
Holy Spirit.—Isa. Ixiii. 10. But they rebelled,
and vered his Holy Spirit : therefore he was turn-
ed to be their enemy, and he fought against them. 717
SERM. VI. Obedience to be united with hearing
the Word.-James i. 22. But be ye doers of the
word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own
Howe.—2 Tim. iii. 14. But continue thort in the
932 things which thou hast learned a rd hast been assured of,
knowing of whoin thou hast learned them.
Rom. xi. 4. For he is the minister of God to thee for
A Two-fold Discourse. I. Of Man's Enmity
against God. II. Of Reconciliation between God
and Man.-Col. i. 21. And you, that were sometime
alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works,
yet now hath he reconciled.
A Sermon preached on the Fifth of November,
1703.—Col. i. 13. Who hath delivered us from the
power of darkness, and hath translated us into the king-
dom of his dear Son. .
A Funeral Sermon for that faithful and laborious
Servant of Christ, Mr. Richard Fairclough, who
deceased July 4, 1682, in the 61st year of his
age.—Matt. xxv. 21. His lord said unto him,
Well done, thou good and faithful servant ; thou
hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
thee ruler over many things : enter thou into the
joy of thy lord.
A Sermon on the much-lamented Death of that
reverend and worthy Servant of Christ, Mr. Ri-
chard Adams, M. A. sometime Fellow of Brazen-
nose College in Oxford, afterwards Minister of
St. Mildred, Bread-street, London, more lately
Pastor of a Congregation in Southwark, who de-
ceased Feb. 7, 1697-8.- Phil. i. 23. Having a
desire to depart, and to be with Christ ; which is
A Funeral Sermon for that excellent Minister of
Christ, the truly Rev. William Bates, D. D. who
deccased July 14, 1699.- John xi. 16. Then
said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his
fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that wc may die
A Funeral Sermon for that very reverend and most
laborious Servant of Christ, in the Work of the
Ministry, Mr. Matthew Mead, who deceased
Oct. 16, 1699.—1 Tim. iv. 16. Thou shalt both
save thyself and them that hear thee.
A Funeral Sermon for that faithful, learned, and
most worthy Minister of the Gospel, the Rev.
Peter Vink, B. D. who deceased Sept. 6, 1702.
-Acts v. 20. Go, stand and speak in the temple
to the people all the words of this life.
A Funeral Sermon for Mrs. Esther Sampson.-
Luke xiii. 16. · And ought not this woman, being
a daughter of Abraham, whom Satun hath bound,
lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on
the sabbath day?
A Discourse relating to the much-lamented Death
and solemn Funeral of Queen Mary:-Heb. xii.
23. And to the spirits of just men made perfect. 1012
A Funeral Sermon on the Death of Mrs. Margaret
Baxter.—2 Cor. v. 8. We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the body, and to
be present with the Lord.
A Funeral Sermon on the Death of Mrs. Judith
Haminond.—1 Cor. xv. 54. Death is swallowed
up in victory.
Fragment of a Sermon.
Mr. Spademan's Funeral Sermon for Mr. John
Part I. containing,
I. An Introduction, proving the Necessity of their
being taught, in Iwo Lectures, on Heb. v. 12.
Ye have need that one teach you again, which be
the first principles of the oracles of God.
II. The Existence of God, manifest from the Crea-
tion, in Four Lectures, on Rom. i. 20. For the
invisible things of him from the creation of the
world are clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his eternal power and
Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
III. The Divine Authority of the Scriptures, in
Four Lectures, on 2 Tim. iii. 16. All Scripture
is given by inspiration of God.
IV. The Unity of the Godhead, in Two Lectures,